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Dr Philippa Jackson

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology

Philippa is an Associate Professor of Biological Psychology and the Associate Director of the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre. She sits on the Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee in the Department of Psychology as Impact Lead. Philippa teaches on the MSc Psychology programme and provides research supervision to Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students.

The aim of Philippa’s research is to understand the relationship between what we consume (e.g. micro/meso/macro-nutrients, whole foods, nutraceutical supplements) and brain function and behaviour (e.g. cognition, well-being, stress, sleep). She has a particularly interest in the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on cognition and brain health throughout the lifespan. Here her research investigates the differential effects of individual omega-3 fatty acids, and individual response to omega-3 fatty acid supplementation. Philippa works closely with industry and has expertise in running large randomised controlled trials.

Philippa Jackson

Campus Address

NB402a



Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Philippa’s research aims to understand the relationship between what we consume (e.g. micro/meso/macro-nutrients, whole foods, nutraceutical supplements) and brain function and behaviour (e.g. cognition, well-being, stress, sleep). She has a particularly interest in the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on cognition and brain health throughout the lifespan.

Her current research interests are:

The effects of omega 3 fatty acids on cognition, sleep, stress and well-being

Investigating the differential effects of individual omega-3 fatty acids, and individual response to omega-3 fatty acid supplementation 

The relationship between essential nutrients and sleep

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Differential Effects of DHA- and EPA-Rich Oils on Sleep in Healthy Young Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Patan, M., Kennedy, D., Husberg, C., Hustvedt, S., Calder, P., Middleton, B., Khan, J., Forster, J., Jackson, P. 16 Jan 2021, In: Nutrients
  • Effects of Saffron Extract Supplementation on Mood, Well-Being, and Response to a Psychosocial Stressor in Healthy Adults: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel Group, Clinical Trial, Jackson, P., Forster, J., Khan, J., Pouchieu, C., Dubreuil, S., Gaudout, D., Moras, B., Pourtau, L., Joffre, F., Vaysse, C., Bertrand, K., Abrous, H., Vauzour, D., Brossaud, J., Corcuff, J., Capuron, L., Kennedy, D. 1 Feb 2021, In: Frontiers in Nutrition
  • Supplementation with oil rich in eicosapentaenoic acid, but not in docosahexaenoic acid, improves global cognitive function in healthy, young adults: results from randomized controlled trials, Patan, M., Kennedy, D., Husberg, C., Hustvedt, S., Calder, P., Khan, J., Forster, J., Jackson, P. 10 Jun 2021, In: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • The Acute and Chronic Cognitive Effects of a Sage Extract: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Study in Healthy Humans, Wightman, E., Jackson, P., Spittlehouse, B., Heffernan, T., Guillemet, D., Kennedy, D. 14 Jan 2021, In: Nutrients
  • Acute and Chronic Effects of Green Oat (Avena sativa) Extract on Cognitive Function and Mood during a Laboratory Stressor in Healthy Adults: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study in Healthy Humans, Kennedy, D., Bonnländer, B., Lang, S., Pischel, I., Forster, J., Khan, J., Jackson, P., Wightman, E. 29 May 2020, In: Nutrients
  • Acute and chronic effects of multivitamin/mineral supplementation on objective and subjective energy measures, Dodd, F., Kennedy, D., Stevenson, E., Veasey, R., Walker, K., Reed, S., Jackson, P., Haskell-Ramsay, C. Dec 2020, In: Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Acute Effects of a Polyphenol-Rich Leaf Extract of Mangifera indica L. (Zynamite) on Cognitive Function in Healthy Adults: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study, Wightman, E., Jackson, P., Forster, J., Khan, J., Wiebe, J., Gericke, N., Kennedy, D. 23 Jul 2020, In: Nutrients
  • A Randomized, Crossover Study of the Acute Cognitive and Cerebral Blood Flow Effects of Phenolic, Nitrate and Botanical Beverages in Young, Healthy Humans, Jackson, P., Wightman, E., Veasey, R., Forster, J., Khan, J., Saunders, C., Mitchell, S., Haskell-Ramsay, C., Kennedy, D. 28 Jul 2020, In: Nutrients
  • Diurnal rhythm of plasma EPA and DHA in healthy adults, Jackson, P., Husberg, C., Hustvedt, S., Calder, P., Khan, J., Avery, H., Forster, J., Kennedy, D. 1 Mar 2020, In: Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids
  • The Acute and Chronic Cognitive and Cerebral Blood-Flow Effects of Nepalese Pepper (Zanthoxylum armatum DC.) Extract—A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study in Healthy Humans, Kennedy, D., Wightman, E., Khan, J., Grothe, T., Jackson, P. 10 Dec 2019, In: Nutrients

PGR Supervision

Michael Patan The effects of bioavailable omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, delivered at bedtime, on brain function, sleep, cognition and mood in healthy adults Start Date: 01/03/2016 End Date: 18/03/2020

Qualifications

  • Psychology PhD June 10 2010
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) July 18 2003


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